On May 8, 2017 at 1:56pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident involving a pickup truck and tractor pulling an implement 1 1/2 miles north of West Bend on 580th Ave.
A 2008 Chevy Silverado driven by James P. Salz age 67 of Whittemore was traveling south in the 4500-Blk of 580Ave and collided with a 2005 Case International tractor pulling a field culivator which was driven by Jerome L. Kuyper age 54 of West Bend.
No injuries were reported at the scene. Damage to the Chevy truck was estimated at $6,000.00 dollars and $5,000.00 to the Case International field culivator, no damage to the Case International Tractor.
Salz was issued a citation for following to closely and released with a court date.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.